Niwica, Żary County

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Niwica
Village
Niwica is located in Poland
Niwica
Niwica
Coordinates: 51°34′55″N 14°50′35″E / 51.58194°N 14.84306°E / 51.58194; 14.84306
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Lubusz
County Żary
Gmina Trzebiel

Niwica [niˈvit͡sa] (formerly German Zibelle) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Trzebiel, within Żary County, Lubusz Voivodeship, in western Poland, close to the German border.[1] It lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) south of Trzebiel, 21 km (13 mi) west of Żary, and 61 km (38 mi) south-west of Zielona Góra.

Before 1945 the area was part of Germany, and the village was called Zibelle (see Territorial changes of Poland after World War II). German scientist Walther Nernst died in Zibelle in 1941.

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Coordinates: 51°34′55″N 14°50′35″E / 51.58194°N 14.84306°E / 51.58194; 14.84306